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  • 20-Feb-2017 | C P Bhambhri

    An idea of medieval India

    The author has devoted attention to issues like Indian feudalism and de-urbanisation

  • 02-Feb-2017 | C P Bhambhri

    The colonial impulse

    The Theft of India: The European Conquests of India, 1498-1765

  • 03-Jan-2017 | C P Bhambhri

    Religious pasts vs political presents

    A volume on religion and modernity published in 2016 does not have a chapter on the Sangh Parivar

  • 31-Oct-2016 | C P Bhambhri

    Collusion and collision during the Emergency

    The Emergency, imposed by prime minister Indira Gandhi between June 25, 1975 and January 18, 1977, remains one of the darkest periods of Indian politics

  • 27-Sep-2016 | C P Bhambhri

    Hinduism and the Hindu Rashtra

    The book raises the broad question: If India is a Hindu Rashtra, in which religion and politics overlap, then what is Hinduism?

  • 21-Jul-2016 | C P Bhambhri

    The new world troika

    Ms Anja Manuel has tackled political systems and dissent in both countries as interrelated themes

  • 30-May-2016 | C P Bhambhri

    The revolutionary impulse

    Serious writing on the history of India is always welcome because so many myths and mythologies are in vogue

  • 05-Aug-2015 | C P Bhambhri

    The other legacy of Partition

    The political historiography of Partition has been a popular subject of research by Indian, Pakistani and Anglo-American scholars, not least because of the magnitude of the tragedy. This study by Anam Zakaria is of a very different nature. Instead ...

  • 02-Apr-2015 | C P Bhambhri

    The Kashmir question without answers

    England and France, two neighbouring countries divided by a narrow channel of water, fought a famous Hundred Years War that ended in 1453. Most of Europe, too, fought internecine wars almost continuously throughout medieval and modern times, ...

  • 12-Mar-2015 | C P Bhambhri

    The plunder that was colonialism

    Political history had once occupied high status in the teaching and study of historiography in universities and schools not only in Europe and America but also in India. The focus of studies in political history was all-inclusive; it did not ...

  • 04-Sep-2014 | C P Bhambhri

    Mystique and the Man

    It is a tribute to the commitment of the intelligentsia that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has attracted serious attention from important analysts. Ramesh Menon's book is part of that trend, offering a clinical analysis of a leader who, he says, has ...

  • 21-Aug-2014 | C P Bhambhri

    The unmaking of the Sindhis

    Do people really learn from history? The answer is, a big no. But that is why it is better to keep everyone informed about the "war of all, against all" in partitioned Punjab, Bengal and the Sindh province

  • 13-May-2014 | C P Bhambhri

    India's multiple freedom struggles

    The English translation of Amales Tripathi's monumental work in Bengali on the Indian National Congress deserves special attention for several reasons. It is not just one more book on the well-documented theme of India's struggles for freedom ...

  • 25-Mar-2014 | C P Bhambhri

    India's betrayal of Palestine

    From India to Palestine has focused attention on the sufferings of Palestinians and the aggressive policies that Israel pursues against Palestine

  • 18-Feb-2014 | C P Bhambhri

    How Britain underdeveloped India

    This slim volume contains the distilled wisdom of a reputed historian who has a distinct approach to the study of the past and contemporary societies. Irfan Habib employs the materialistic interpretation of history and social dialectics to draw ...

  • 30-Jan-2014 | C P Bhambhri

    Maulana Azad's tragic contradictions

    Maulana Abul Kalam Azad played, with great dedication and distinction, the roles of a leader of the Indian Muslim community and the Indian national movement. If, on the one hand, Azad firmly maintained that the Quran was the true guide for religion ...

  • 19-Dec-2013 | C P Bhambhri

    Maulana Azad's contested legacy

    Mushirul Hasan is a prolific writer who has authored and edited many reputed scholarly works on modern Indian history. This edited volume, titled Islam, Pluralism, Nationhood: Legacy of Maulana Azad, consists of brief introductions on very special ...

  • 20-Nov-2013 | C P Bhambhri

    West Asia's failed revolution

    As BBC's Middle East bureau chief between 2010 and 2013, Paul Danahar had an invaluable ringside view of the extraordinary events shaping the region when the tyrannical regimes of the Old Middle East were coming to an end as a consequence of ...

  • 24-Oct-2013 | C P Bhambhri

    Islam's war within

    It is based on Talmiz Ahmad study of historical evolution of doctrinal Islam combined with his experience of living in these countries as a diplomat

  • 19-Jul-2012 | C P Bhambhri

    Kite-flying with the elephant

    India’s post-Independence industrialisation model of state-led import-substitution attracted adverse comment from western commentators because it contradicted their free-market economic models. This perception suddenly changed in the 1990s ...

  • 04-Apr-2012 | C P Bhambhri

    Indian foreign policy, US style

    The real significance of this study lies in the fact that current American foreign and strategic policy concerns are fully articulated by William H Avery, who is not only a former diplomat but also belongs to an elite think thank that plays a ...

  • 09-Feb-2012 | C P Bhambhri

    For a new world disorder

    From the terrorist attacks on the twin towers in New York on September 11 in 2001 to the Arab Spring of 2011, no one can doubt that the first decade of the 21st century has presented a raft of new challenges for governments and governance around the ...

  • 08-Dec-2011 | C P Bhambhri

    Opening the door to North Korea

    Emerging nuclear weapon states have attracted considerable attention because the original custodians of nuclear weaponry have made every effort to control and regulate the emergence of new centres of nuclear-armed power. Even so, the spectre of ...

  • 18-Oct-2011 | C P Bhambhri

    1971 through a looking glass

    Writing the history of a war is a very challenging job for every historian because the line between fact and fiction about events and personalities tends to get blurred by the creators of those events and archival facts. That means historians have ...

  • 22-Sep-2011 | C P Bhambhri

    LeT there be light

    Religion-based identity has become a driving force for the mobilisation of violent militant groups who are “indoctrinated” by different schools of “theologians” and motivated to act as defenders of the “purity” of ...